NGT issues warrant against Delhi Chief Secretary

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New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has issued bailable warrant against the Delhi Chief Secretary for failure of officials to appear before it for apprising about the implementation of closure orders of stainless steel pickling firms.

“None is present on behalf of the government of NCT of Delhi. As nobody is present on behalf of respondent No. 1 — government of NCT of Delhi despite service of notice, we issue bailable warrant in the sum of Rs. 10,000 to the satisfaction of the arresting officer against the Chief Secretary of the respondent No. 1 for securing the presence under provisions of NGT Act,” a Bench headed by judicial member U.D. Salvi said.

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The tribunal said it had issued the notice to the government of NCT of Delhi and Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to respond before it regarding the implementation of the closure orders issued to the pickling industries. Steel pickling is the process of removing impurities, such as stains and inorganic contaminants from the metal. The Bench said that the bailable warrants are returnable on July 1, the next date of hearing of the matter.

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